In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb bird box poster 6

Bird Box

I'm a sucker for King-inspired things, and this one hits that chord well enough to be worth a look over your Christmas break.

Thumb deadpool poster

Once Upon a Deadpool

Not just a heavily redacted version of the film that will be playing around the clock on basic cable in a couple of years.

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb tvovw7qjj63zbqw5tz8cjpthaud

Schindler's List

This was published on June 24th, 2001, and we are republishing it in honor of the film's 25th anniversary rerelease."Schindler's List" is described as a…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Blog Archives

Contributors

Matt Fagerholm

Matt Fagerholm

Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern
independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook.

Recent Reviews

Primary whenjefftriedtosavetheworld 2018 1
When Jeff Tried to Save The World
Primary life nothingmore 2018 1
Life and Nothing More
Primary liyana 2018 1
Liyana
Primary summer03 2018 1
Summer '03

Reviews Filter Show Filters | Reset Filters

1914
2018
0
4.0
Widget 46774105 1805389062917552 1173948208494149632 n
When Jeff Tried to Save The World

(2018)

Widget boy 001x 01 brnt desat
Life and Nothing More

(2018)

Widget mv5bymq3ndq5mjetnzm2mc00y2nhlthkn2itmzlmnwvjyzjlnmu2xkeyxkfqcgdeqxvynzg1ntk1mja . v1
Liyana

(2018)

Widget 5b7d8f4aae30b533eee05333 summer 03 one sheet aug 20th lowres p 500
Summer '03

(2018)

Widget unnamed
Tea with the Dames

(2018)

Widget unnamed
Bel Canto

(2018)

Widget mv5byjk0mmmxzjqtndbinc00n2rlltg3owitmwe2ndrkzjjmmwe3xkeyxkfqcgdeqxvyndu1mtgznzk . v1
Five Fingers for Marseilles

(2018)

Widget 1 d8wbpg
An Actor Prepares

(2018)

Widget activemeasures  web
Active Measures

(2018)

Widget mv5bytmwmzhky2utnme1oc00ytexlwexmzgtmduzmthlmgi1y2y2xkeyxkfqcgdeqxvyodg5ntg2ndu . v1
Memoir of War

(2018)

Widget guernsey 2018
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

(2018)

Widget boom for real poster
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

(2018)

Widget ad4y2cc2fcy1wok3dh7hvwlrgem
Paterno

(2018)

Widget official us bag of marbles poster with laurels min
A Bag of Marbles

(2018)

Widget benji
Benji

(2018)

Widget 16266199 1248428508584444 2512674394589664844 n
Rogers Park

(2018)

Widget entanglement keyart
Entanglement

(2018)

Widget beuys poster us 1350x2000
Beuys

(2018)

Widget large l0bre1mjbeowxsqvldcek1fqfpn
My Art

(2018)

Widget happy family
My Happy Family

(2017)

Widget poster intent to destroy
Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction

(2017)

Widget large 7tdpkbfqnayks7ohe9vnflwmz6b
Human Flow

(2017)

Widget manolo theatrical poster 2764x4096
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

(2017)

Widget rir 68 m3 0v4 0
Rebel in the Rye

(2017)

#342 November 27, 2018

Matt writes: It's immensely poignant that in the same year the Marvel Expanded Universe celebrated its tenth anniversary with the release of its twentieth feature, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (on the heels of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War," no less), superhero maestro Stan Lee passed away at age 95. His death brings a new level of meaning to the aching loss that pervades the finale of "Infinity War," though Lee got the last laugh with his hilarious cameo in the "Ant-Man" sequel, which brought down the house at the preview screening I attended. In addition to reading Peter Sobczynski's tribute to Lee, make sure to read Roger Ebert's four-star review of the film that kicked off the MCU: Jon Favreau's "Iron Man."

Continue reading →

#341 November 13, 2018

Matt writes: Passes for the 21st annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival (a.k.a. Ebertfest) in Champaign, Illinois, are now on sale. The same amount of films will be screened next year, though the festival will take place over four days instead of five, enabling the closing night festivities to pack an even greater punch. Please join us for Ebertfest 2019, running from Wednesday, April 10th, through Saturday, April 13th.

Continue reading →

#340 October 30, 2018

Matt writes: Just because you're stuck at home answering the door for trick-or-treaters on Halloween doesn't mean you can't have a delightfully spooky evening yourself. Two ten-hour programs ripe for seasonal binging recently premiered on Netflix and received enthusiastic reviews at RogerEbert.com. Mike Flanagan's limited series "The Haunting of Hill House," reviewed here by Brian Tallerico, is a genuinely unnerving, often brilliant reimagining of Shirley Jackson's classic novel about ominous ghosts, mental illness and frayed familial bonds. The other must-see show is "Riverdale" creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," a marvelously acted, richly provocative new vehicle for the supernaturally inclined Archie Comics heroine, played by a perfectly cast Kiernan Shipka. In my review of the first season, I explore how Osgood Perkins' masterful debut feature, "The Blackcoat's Daughter" (starring Shipka), served as a major influence on Aguirre-Sacasa, and could serve as ideal Halloween programming itself.

Continue reading →

#339 October 16, 2018

Matt writes: Scott Wilson (1942-2018) may be best known to modern viewers for his work on "The Walking Dead," yet his great screen career spanned several decades and included numerous memorable performances. His first two films, both released in 1967, proved to be classics: "In the Heat of the Night" and "In Cold Blood." He earned a Golden Globe nomination for acting opposite Stacy Keach in William Peter Blatty's 1980 horror offering, "The Ninth Configuration," and went on to be featured in unforgettable pictures such as "The Right Stuff," "Dead Man Walking" and "Junebug."

Continue reading →